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An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Our family has monetarily supported political parties. This year, we have chosen not to fund a political party. For the first time, we contributed to an individual candidate for governor. I mailed a contribution to Tom Horner's campaign this morning.

Our household is 100% for Horner. We support Horner because he will be a statesman and not a politician. His efforts will be aimed at what is good for the state of Minnesota. The other two candidates will be beholden to the political parties that helped elect them. The result will be gridlock, inefficiency and more smoke and mirror solutions.

Some of the candidates talk about "taking back" our state. When they say these words, if they mean trying to go back to the way things were during the productive years, before globalization, and before the recession, they are misinformed. We will never be able to go back to those glory days. We must own up to the fact that our economy must be reset. An independent governor will be free to cooperate and collaborate with all stakeholders such as local units of government, businesses, colleges, schools and university. Working together they will have to "reset" and "redesign" government at all levels. It has been said that Minnesota is a state that "works". With Horner as governor, we can demonstrate this to be true and once again, be an example for our nation. end


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